I've just been watching a lecture by John Cioffi (father of DSL, inventor of vectoring).
It covered the concept of cheap Gigabit network access, and where it is likely to come from.
It is very much bang-up-to-date with where the US is with DSL, cable, FTTC, FTTP and wireless, and applies just as much to us.
It also has an interesting little bit on economics, and the threshold $$$ cost that acts as the decision point for whether to deploy or not. Our threshold £££ might be different, but the reasons are probably the same.
There's a hint about how much it is costing Google in Kansas. It ain't pretty.
He gets a 13 minute introduction, covering his history in the development of DSL etc. The presentation is around 45 minutes.
John Cioffi Lecture, 2013, University of Southern California
I really should get a life....